Film & TV

Jeremy Renner and Chris Evans Call Black Widow a Slut, Internet Gets Upset

Film & TV

Jeremy Renner and Chris Evans Call Black Widow a Slut, Internet Gets Upset

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Internet commenters and social media users are always looking for an excuse to be offended, which is why celebrities should avoid sarcasm, euphemisms and jokes of any kind.

Unfortunately Jeremy Renner and Chris Evans had not yet received this memo when they sat down with Digital Spy during the Agengers: Age of Ultron press tour.

The journalist (who was a woman… but it’s pretty hypocritical of the outraged public to believe that the journalists’ gender is worth mentioning. You’ll see what I mean in a moment) asked the actors about fictional character Black Widow’s relationship with either (or both) of their characters.

“She’s a slut,” said Renner, which, amidst days of bland, repetitive Q&As made Evans chuckle.

“I was going to say something along that line – a complete whore,” replies Evans, adding, “She has a prosthetic leg anyway.”

Gentlemen – there’s a lady present! (Clutches pearls in horror)

Naturally the Internet exploded, shaming the misogynistic pigs for their atrocious comments and claiming that not only are this actors sexist, they also have no sensitivity for the disabled. Right. You may recall a similar incident in which Chris Noth (AKA Mr. Big) slut-shamed Carrie Bradshaw (also a fictional character).

Subsequently both actors have issued apology statements. Renner’s says, “I am sorry that this tasteless joke about a fictional character offended anyone. It was not meant to be serious in any way. Just poking fun during an exhausting and tedious press tour.”

So no more jokes fellas, be bland and boring like you were trained.